Ryszard (Richard) Szymani, PhD
DBA Wood Machining Institute
Walnut Creek, California
Products Liability Expert Witness, Equipment & Machinery Expert Witness
Safety and hazard analysis, accidents, woodworking, wood industry, sawmills, furniture factories, personal injury, safety standards, power saws, table saws, chain saws, gang saws, band saws, planers, molders, wood chippers, conveyers, guarding, warnings.
Founder/Director and Technical Consultant, Wood Machining Institute, an international information center for the wood industry and machinery and cutting tools manufacturers, Berkeley, California, 1984-Present.
Over 37 years of experience in industrial and home accidents investigation with woodworking equipment and cutting tools. These include:
• Safety and hazard analysis in woodworking and the wood industry: design, manufacture, use and maintenance of wood processing machinery; guarding, warnings, training, codes, standards, customs and practices.
• Personal injury with portable power saws, table saws and chain saws and machinery related accidents including gang saws, band saws, planing and molding machines, wood chippers and conveyers
• Assistance with Patent applications and infringements.
• Attending international trade shows and conferences for the wood industry and reporting on safety issues in the WMI international newsletter, Wood Machining News.
• Made presentations ...